U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began a hazardous waste cleanup in February 2021at the former Metals Processing Inc. site at 3257 North 32nd St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. EPA anticipates the cleanup will be completed this spring.
Metal Processing Inc., located at 3257 North 32nd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operated from 2008 to 2016, conducted metal processing services, including casting cleaning, chemical stripping, and media blasting. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) first became aware of the current building conditions building when they were contacted by the current owner’s son. The son informed the WDNR that the previous tenants of the building left the building in a state of disrepair and abandoned waste at the site. The building owner and his sons had gotten a quote for disposal of the waste and it exceeded their resources to conduct the cleanup.
On February 3, 2020 WDNR sent a request for removal assistance with the site. WDNR indicated that they did not believe that the current property owner had ability to pay for a cleanup and that the previous tenant was bankrupt. He also indicated that the site was beyond the means of WDNR to cleanup